Get over it and quit being a drama queen. Cutting off a bit of skin is not an attack nor is it violence. You need a friggin reality check.
And what is or was my 'hysteria'? So far you are the only one resorting to hysteria and drama. And what 'attacks' on you? Where? When?
Give me a freaking break. Please take your freaking meds.
Why is govt getting involved in this kind of thing? That's the insanity.
Just because you're a child advocate does not make you an expert (as you like to project) on everything, child-based or not. People can have different opinions, cultures, etc and it's OKAY even if YOU don't approve. YOU are not the final arbiter, regardless of what you think.
Various things, but I'd rather you dealt with the 'hysteria', 'attacks', and 'violence' you accused me of.
baselessly cruel? please. Smacking the baby when it is delivered is baselessly cruel, too. As is putting a neonate on IV and god knows what else...
the circumcision is, IMO, unnecessary, but it's relatively painless, quick, and heals quickly.
Pick another issue to worry about.
Again, where is your argument?
WHERE is my argument? I don't think it's a big deal, that's my argument.
Is it re degree of violence? Seriously....do you think that cutting off a very sensitive part of a kids' anatomy is not a violent thing to do? It's not like cutting off some dry skin, you know...
yeah, I don't think it's a big deal. I've known several men who have been circumscised who have no memory of it or the pain...
It's obscured to our thought by custom and practice, and the whole freedom of religion thing...just as many cruelties have been through the years...but truly, if that were done to any other part of a child's anatomy with no good medical reason what would you have to say?
Depends on what they were planning.
I don't actually know the degree of violence from circumcision experienced by the baby...but I can guess by how they react that it is agonising.
I think re this we are in the same position we were in for years with puppies who had tails and ears docked....the entity to whom it was done had no voice and no enduring memory of what was done. I don't think this is a good reason to do cruel things.
I think you could try an argument re degree of pain etc...and I am not, despite your repeated claims, particularly wedded to stopping the practice...not because I don't think it is another act of silly cruelty, but because I think there are bigger fish to fry.
What 'repeated claims'? LOL I have never made claims, repeated or otherwise.
Thank you for your opinion re my attitude to child protection....but, as I said, I am simply responding to what I think is way over the topness from you and Dys on this one.
A proposed ballot
Cutting off a bit of skin is not an attack nor is it violence.
Australian, Canadian, and American pediatricians do not recommend routine circumcision of male newborns.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (2007) recognizes the controversy surrounding circumcision and recommends that physicians "discuss the potential harms and benefits of circumcision with all parents or legal guardians considering this procedure for their newborn son."
If you defend this you ought to defend
a. Cutting off girls' clitorises and sewing up their labia majora.
b, Cutting off the tip of a baby's little finger on religious grounds.